Living in our cottage gives you that real summer feeling. Lots of space outside to use anytime of the day as deck is on east and south side, patio and screen porch are on the west. There is an easy walk, slightly down hill, to our sandy beach on Crystal Lake. As we have a joint ownership with two of our friends, living in the other two cottages, we share the wonderful sandy beach, where you will love to go barefoot.
Our cottage is just east of the Congregational Summer Assembly (CSA). For reasonable fees, you can join them for swimming and tennis lessons and tournaments, children's and adult theater, church choir, slide shows, dinners, and other social events.
The construction of the walls are 1/2 log siding, with the grey curved side on the exterior, and the flat finished wood side on the interior. Timber frame construction, with lofts on either side of the living room enclose the bedrooms and den and allow for a two story living room and dining room, and huge stone wood burning fireplace. It has a very warm, cosy, cottage feeling inside.
Full large kitchen with access to screen porch. Lots of storage space. Patio is a great space for cocktails. Twin beds (2) in south bedroom with full bath with shower and tub. Second bedroom, double bed, with attached half bath. You walk through the half bath, or to outside deck to the master suite with double bed and desk, and full bath with shower and tub with grab handles. The den, by the front door, has books, and a wonderful couch to curl up in and read for an afternoon.
There is no additional heat, so always bring something warm to curl up in on chilly mornings. Mid morning, with the sun shining, it will warm up quickly. Because it is partially in the trees, it stays cool on hot days. Bring good walking shoes, umbrella, swim suit, sun tan lotion, hat, warm jacket, light weight casual clothes.
Please feel free to call us or email us with questions and suggestions. The library in Frankfort has computers for your use, and wifi.
Our favorite attractions:
AW Rootbeer drive up: Frankfort,
Beulah: 15 minutes,
Boat rentals: Frankfort, Beulah,
Cherries: August, everywhere,
Cherry pie: Cherry Hut, Beulah, 20 minutes
Cherry Republic: Glen Lake, 30 minutes,
Fishing expeditions: Frankfort,
Frankfort: 10 minutes, (see photos)
Golf: Frankfort, Manistee, Crystal Lake Country Club (see photos)
Lake Michigan beaches: Frankfort, 10 minutes; Empire, 30 minutes (see photos),
Library for wifi and computers: Frankfort,
Museum and historic lighthouse: Point Betsie north on M22, 10 minutes,
Platte River boating trip: 20 minutes north,
Restaurant with view of Lake Michigan and bag piper: Manistee golf course (see photos),
Restaurants: Frankfort (see photos)
Shopping: Frankfort, Traverse City, ?
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes: 30-40 min. drive, (see photos)?
Theater, swimming and tennis lessons, church, at CSA: 5 minutes,?Traverse City airport: 45 minutes,?
Video rental: Benzonia, rte 31 south, in mall. 20 minutes,
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